Counting kicks is a simple way to monitor your baby’s well-being. Expectant parents should begin counting at the start of the third trimester.
Start a timer and record the time it takes for you to feel 10 movements.
Pick a time when baby is active to start counting, preferably the same time every day.
After each counting session, compare that time with your past sessions.
Contact your provider if you notice any significant changes in the amount of time it takes to get to 10.
Our goal is to make kick counting a common practice in the third trimester by reaching as many providers and expectant parents as possible.
Iowa’s stillbirth rate decreased by 32% during the first 10 years of the Count the Kicks campaign.
Our goal is to save 7,500 babies in the U.S. every year by expanding Count the Kicks.
We are partnered with 14 different state health agencies to provide free or low-cost resources nationwide.
COVID-19 + Pregnancy
How to Improve Outcomes in a Global Pandemic
Count the Kicks is partnering with Amerigroup Iowa, an Anthem Company for a free webinar on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. CST to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prenatal care and pregnancy outcomes. Panelists Sharon Deans, M.D., Plan Performance Medical Director for Amerigroup Iowa, and Ashley Smoots, MPH, an epidemiologist on the CDC Division of Reproductive Health’s Emergency Preparedness and Response team will discuss the impact of the pandemic on prenatal care and trends in birth outcomes for expectant parents with COVID-19.Learn More